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International services while in the US.

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International calling while in the US.

Make calls while in the US to the world with your Verizon Wireless phone. Choose from shared minute plans, per minute plans or value plans that can be added to a current price plan.

1,000 international shared minutes New improved value plan Standard pay per minute
Added to account Added per line Added per line or account
Call the World $20/mo Monthly access charge $5/mo Monthly access $0
Call Mexico and Canada $10/mo Call Mexico and Canada $0/min Call Mexico and Canada As low as $0.49/min
Overage: $0.10/min Call to other countries As low as $0.05/min Call to other countries As low as $0.20/min
Countries covered by shared minutes Call the World international calling plan (while in the US) Overage: As low as $0.05/min Overage: As low as $0.20/min
  Includes more than 230 countries Includes more than 230 countries
  Countries covered by international value plans (while in the US) Countries covered by international standard plans (while in the US)

Direct dial countries.

10-digit North American dialing.

Call select countries while in the US without adding an International Voice Plan to your account using 10-digit direct dialing.

International Voice Rates and airtime charges apply when calling these countries while in the US.

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How it works.

  • Set up your phone.

    Check your account’s eligibility for international calling (while in the US) on the change minutes, text or data page in My Verizon.

  • Find your plan.

    Choose from 1,000 shared minutes, a $5 value plan or pay-by-the-minute plans.

  • Call worldwide.

    Set up your service and start connecting to over 230 countries.

International messaging while in the US.

Enjoy unlimited International Messaging while in the US for no additional charge on The Verizon Plan. Sign in to My Verizon to add this feature or change your plan.

Refer to our international messaging (while in the US) FAQs for more information.

International messaging rates.

While traveling in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands, text or multimedia messages sent or received from mobile numbers in those countries and Mexico are charged standard domestic rates and will be applied against the monthly messaging allowance of your plan, if you have one.

Messages sent or received from mobile numbers with participating carriers in other countries are charged international rates, and will not be applied against any monthly messaging allowance.

International rated countries
  Text Multimedia
Message sent $0.20 $0.50
Message received $0.20 $0.25

How it works.

  • Find the country code.

    Find the country code and calling instructions for the non-US mobile number you want to send the text or multimedia message to.

    See details by country
  • Send a message.

    While in the US, send a message to the number as if you were making an international call by entering the country code plus 10-digit phone number.

  • Confirm recipient.

    If you have problems, confirm that the recipient is using a participating carrier.

Unlimited international messaging while in the US.

Send SMS to over 200 countries and MMS to over 120 countries for no extra charge on The Verizon Plan.

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International services
support while in the US.

Representatives are standing by to help you connect worldwide.


  • What is international calling while in the US?
  • What is the difference between a landline terminating charge and a mobile terminating charge?
  • Are there any service requirements to make international calls while in the US?
  • How do I add international calling to my line or account?
  • Do you have any calling plans for making frequent international calls while in the US?
  • What is the Call the World option?
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  • Traveling outside the US?

    Verizon has you covered with talk, text and data plans in Mexico, Canada and over 200 countries.

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  • Terms & conditions.

    Please review for important information regarding international services (while in the US).

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